Ile-de-Sein tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ile-de-Sein: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as lovely scenery you will also enjoy exploring the village on the remote island of Ile-de-Sein, now listed among the most beautiful villages in France

Ile-de-Sein is situated in the Finistere department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ile-de-Sein. For detailed visitor information see the Ile-de-Sein travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Ile-de-Sein include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ile-de-Sein in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pont-Croix at 27 km and Camaret at 32 km.

Ile-de-Sein, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 23 km (direction east)

The picturesque harbour area and the proximity of beaches combine to endure the popularity...

See Audierne guide


at 27 km (direction east)

The Collegiale Church of Notre-Dame de Roscudon and the narow surrounding streets are the...

See Pont-Croix guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-east)

The pleasure port, local beaches, historic monuments and prehistoric standing stones nearby all make...

See Camaret guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

The long sandy beach at Morgat has been the centre of activity here for...

See Morgat guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

The Crozon peninsula in western Brittany has an ideal combination of villages, coastline and...

See Crozon guide
Le Conquet

Le Conquet

at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

The surrounding rocky coastline is the main attraction here, and the village of Le...

See Le Conquet guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east)

Tourism based around the beaches and pleasure port have largely overtaken fishing as the...

See Douarnenez guide
Ile Molene and Ouessant

Ile Molene and Ouessant

Island at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

The remote and barren landscapes of the Molene islands are fascinating and now a...

See Ile Molene and Ouessant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east)

Locronan, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' is one of our favourite...

See Locronan guide
Pont l\'Abbe

Pont l'Abbe

at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the quieter towns in Finistere, the port in Pont-l'Abbé and the walk...

See Pont l'Abbe guide
Parc botanique de Cornouaille

Parc botanique de Cornouaille

Garden at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

The Botanic Park of Cornouaille is a lovely park with large collections of hydrangeas,...

See Parc botanique de Cornouaille guide
Armorique Regional Park

Armorique Regional Park

Natural Parc at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

The Armorique regional park is a lovely way to enjoy the countryside of Brittany...

See Armorique Regional Park guide
Le Faou

Le Faou

Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction east-north-east)

The attractive harbour and traditional wooden houses explain why Le Faou is now listed...

See Le Faou guide


at 64 km (direction north-east)

Among the highlights in the center of Landerneau, the medieval houses next to the...

See Landerneau guide

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Markets in and near Ile-de-Sein

  • Audierne: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Pont-Croix: market Thursday (27km)
  • Crozon: market Monday (35km)
  • Le Conquet: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Douarnenez: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (39km)
  • Penmarch: market Friday (46km)
  • Saint-Renan: market Saturday all day (47km)
  • Brest: market every day (47km)
  • Guilvinec: market Sunday - seasonal market only (50km)
  • Guilvinec: market Tuesday (50km)

More information about Ile-de-Sein, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Ile-de-Sein, France

What to do at Ile-de-Sein? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ile-de-Sein.


  • Océanopolis (50km)

Enclos paroissial churches

  • Argol (46km)
  • Plougastel-Daoulas (51km)

Grand sites of France

  • Pointe du Raz (8km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Renan (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Conservatoire botanique du Stangalac'h (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de Douarnenez (29km)
  • Pointe de Penhir (29km)
  • Presqu'île de Kermorvan (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Brest (47km)

Geography and distances

Ile-de-Sein is in the north-west of France at 56 kilometres from Quimper, the department capital (general information: Ile-de-Sein is 538 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ile-de-Sein

Canton: Pont-Croix

Arrondissement: Quimper

Department: Finistere

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 29990

Distance to Ile-de-Sein

from Quimper (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 538 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 1053 km

from Bordeaux: 484 km

from Strasbourg: 933 km

Getting here

Most visitors Most UK visitors arrive by car from one of the many cross-channel ports along the Brittany and Normandy coast. These are typically within 2 hours drive. For driving distances to Ile-de-Sein from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Ile-de-Sein